Dark Rising

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Macmillan, Aug 2, 2011 - Fiction - 304 pages
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a cataclysmic event

When a massive amount of gamma radiation is detected somewhere beneath the desert of Iran, the world is on edge. Is it a nuclear weapon—or worse? Alex Hunter and his highly trained incursion team is on a mission to find out. When they arrive at the ruins of Persepolis, they find an underground facility but no lab, no weapons, no scientists—not even radiation. A black hole has taken everything...

an ancient prophecy

Meanwhile, Iran is preparing for the return of the prophet. Israel is threatening nuclear war. And the details about Alex's special U.S. military venture—code name: Arcadian—have been stolen. Then another gamma spike is detected...and someone, or something, is draining the fluids from the bodies of Iranian soldiers in the desert.

a race against darkness

Now it's up to Alex to follow the traces of radiation all the way to the ancient caves of Arak, where he'll come face to face with a creature from his darkest nightmares. Is it game-over for Alex and his team? Or are greater forces at work as the world reaches its natural end—and mankind casts its final judgment?


"Breakneck pace!" —Good Reading (4 stars)

 

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This ambitious novel draws from all of the genres that I love. The story begins as a kind scientific thriller, when a black hole is created in a secret lab in a Middle Eastern desert. The US calls on ... Read full review

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Started on Thursday…finished on Sunday - read 150+ pages today - I couldn't put it down - I HAD TO FINISH IT!! A great story w/ believable science and realistic geo-political situations - a really, really good book by Mr. Beck - I LOVED IT!!

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Contents

One
1
Two
7
Three
11
Four
13
Five
19
Six
25
Seven
30
Eight
34
Twentyeight
152
Twentynine
159
Thirty
168
Thirtyone
172
Thirtytwo
177
Thirtythree
184
Thirtyfour
190
Thirtyfive
196

Nine
42
Ten
51
Eleven
58
Twelve
61
Thirteen
64
Fourteen
73
Fifteen
78
Sixteen
83
Seventeen
88
Eighteen
94
Nineteen
100
Twenty
105
Twentyone
109
Twentytwo
115
Twentythree
118
Twentyfour
124
Twentyfive
130
Twentysix
136
Twentyseven
144
Thirtysix
204
Thirtyseven
209
Thirtyeight
216
Thirtynine
224
Forty
229
Fortyone
234
Fortytwo
242
Fortythree
248
Fortyfour
253
Fortyfive
259
Fortysix
264
Fortyseven
268
Fortyeight
274
Fortynine
279
Fifty
284
Fiftyone
286
Fiftytwo
289
Epilogue
293
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Greig Beck lives in Australia.

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